Charlottenburg Palace – New Wing

Outstanding, Elegant and Prestigious

After beginning his reign in 1740, Frederick the Great had Sanssouci Palace built in Potsdam and also expanded Charlottenburg’s Old Palace with the addition of the New Wing. The highlights of this self-contained palace structure, which was nearly destroyed in World War II and subsequently largely reconstructed, are its grand festival halls. The White Hall and the opulent Golden Gallery are among the most beautiful Rococo creations in Europe.

In addition to the grand halls, two separately situated apartments were created for the artistic king. One of the largest collections of 18th century French painting outside France can be seen in these interiors, including masterpieces by Antoine Watteau.

Similarly, Frederick the Great’s nephew and successor, King Frederick William II, had a summer apartment in the New Wing designed in the Chinese and Etruscan styles, as well as winter chambers in an early Neoclassical style. From 1788–91, he had the palace ensemble along the Large Orangery completed with the construction of an independent Theater Building designed by Carl Gotthard Langhans.

His son and daughter-in-law, Frederick William III and the celebrated Luise, also used the New Wing as a preferred summer residence. The queen resided in the winter chambers of her father-in-law, located on the upper floor to the west. Karl Friedrich Schinkel created her elegant bedchamber, a fine example of Prussian furniture design, in 1810. A superlative royal art collection from the early 19th century that includes major works of French painting is presented in the former apartment of Frederick William III on the ground floor.

The heyday of Berlin sculpture is brought to life in a presentation of Neoclassical and Romantic sculptures displayed in the vestibule of the New Wing.

A compact guide to the palace gardens and their buildings may be ordered here.

Address

Charlottenburg Palace – New Wing
Spandauer Damm 10-22
14059 Berlin

How to get there

Parking:

Eingeschränkt, bis ca. 80 Fahrzeuge (öffentlicher Parkplatz, gebührenpflichtig)

Opening Hours

November / December

Valid 01.11.2017 - 31.12.2017
Monday: closed
Tuesday - Sunday: 10:00 - 17:00

Christmas Eve (24.12.2017) closed

Christmas Day (25.12.2017) closed

Christmas Holiday (26.12.2017) 10:00 - 17:00

New Year's Eve (31.12.2017) 10:00 - 14:00

January – March

Valid 01.01.2018 - 31.03.2018
Monday: closed
Tuesday - Sunday: 10:00 - 16:30

April – October

Valid 01.04.2017 - 31.10.2018
Monday: closed
Tuesday - Sunday: 10:00 - 17:30

On public holidays, weekend opening hours apply unless otherwise stated.

Last admission: 30 minutes before closing

Admission Prices / Group Offers

Single Ticket New Wing

Audio guides are available.

Price: 10.00 € reduced: 7.00 €

Single Ticket Old Palace

Both guided tours and audio guides are available.

Price: 10.00 € reduced: 7.00 €

Ticket charlottenburg+

Valid for a single visit to all the SPSG museum institutions in the Charlottenburg Palace Gardens on one day. (Not valid for special exhibitions; some exceptions apply.)
On sale at all participating palace registers, at the visitor centers and online.

When purchasing online tickets (plus 2 euros service charge) a fixed admission time for Charlottenburg Palace will be booked as well.

Price: 17.00 € reduced: 13.00 €

charlottenburg+ Family Ticket

Valid for a single visit to all the SPSG museum institutions in the Charlottenburg Palace Gardens ** on one day. Not valid for special exhibitions; some exceptions apply.
Valid for up to 2 adults and up to 4 children belonging to the same family aged 18 or younger.
On sale at participating palace registers and at the visitor centers.

Price: 25.00 €

Photo Permit for the Palaces

Valid for one day for all palaces.
Only for private use. Not for publication.
No flash, no tripods.

Price: 3.00 €

Contact & Booking

SPSG | Visitor's Information
info(at)spsg.de
Tel.: +49 (0) 331.96 94-200
SPSG | Group Service
Postfach 60 14 62
14414 Potsdam, Germany
gruppenservice(at)spsg.de
Tel.: +49 (0) 331.96 94-222
Fax: +49 (0) 331.96 94-107
Charlottenburg Palace – New Wing
Spandauer Damm 10-22
14059 Berlin
Tel.: +49 (0) 30.3 20 91-0

Additional Offers

  • Audio Guide German
  • Audio Guide English
  • Audio Guide French
  • Audio Guide Italian
  • Audio Guide Spanish
  • Audio Guide German for children

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